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FrancesB
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Hello from the UK

Post by FrancesB » Tue May 29, 2012 5:47 am

Hi,
I've been interested in Buddhism for a long time, but my practice and dedication have been haphazard as I have also explored several other philosophies and religions. I have serious health problems and a fulltime job which makes my participation in our local sangha (The Forest Hermitage) difficult. I am hoping that the Dhamma Wheel will work as a type of sangha for me and look forward to meeting you all.
Metta
Frances

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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by tiltbillings » Tue May 29, 2012 5:59 am

Welcome. i hope that we can be of help to you.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

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Post by retrofuturist » Tue May 29, 2012 6:16 am

Greetings Frances,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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FrancesB wrote:I am hoping that the Dhamma Wheel will work as a type of sangha for me and look forward to meeting you all.
This is actually quite common, for whatever reason. In my case it's a lack of a local Theravada community, amongst other things.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by cooran » Tue May 29, 2012 6:37 am

Welcome Frances! :group:

Look forward to reading your posts.

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Post by DNS » Tue May 29, 2012 5:34 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 29, 2012 7:40 pm

Welcome to DW! :hug:
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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by Maitri » Tue May 29, 2012 7:42 pm

:namaste: Welcome to the forum, Frances. May you find the support and fellowship you seek.
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Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga

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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by bodom » Tue May 29, 2012 8:16 pm

Welcome Frances!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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